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Hundreds attended Abdul Sattar Edhi's soyem amid tight security

Hundreds attended Abdul Sattar Edhi's soyem amid tight security
July 10, 2016
KARACHI (92 News) – Hundreds of people gathered to pray for renowned philanthropist late Abdul Sattar Edhi as the Soyem of departed soul was held at Memon Masjid on Sunday. Strict security arrangements were made on the occasion, while walk through gates were also installed and a heavy contingent of police and Rangers were deployed in the area. Political leaders including Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Dr Farooq Sattar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Dr Arif Alvi, Tehmina Durrani, the wife of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durani and Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah attended the soyem. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak visited the grave of renowned philanthropist laid floral wreath and offered Fateha. Previously, legendary philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who devoted his life to the poor and the destitute, died on Friday at a hospital in Karachi following a prolonged illness. He was 88. Edhi's family announced his death and his son, Faisal Edhi, asked all people to "pray for the departed soul" of his father. Known as "Angel of Mercy" for his social work that also won international acclaim, Edhi had established a welfare foundation almost six decades ago that he oversaw together with his wife, Bilquis Edhi. The foundation owns and runs Pakistan's largest ambulance service, as well as nursing homes, orphanages, clinics and women's shelters, along with rehabilitation centers and soup kitchens across the country.